08 Feb 2019

A super line up of events for 2019

We’ve got some great events happening here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 – and we are working hard to fill the rest of the calendar. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but when there is something extra on offer, it really makes a day out special. And don’t forget the cafe and shop are always open, too. There’s more useful information here

 

Spitfires over Capel-le-Ferne

Our friends from Aero Legends offer unique flights alongside – or even inside – vintage aircraft, including the iconic Spitfire. The good news for us is that most of their flights take in the Memorial, giving those of us watching from the ground almost as much of a thrill as those who are experiencing the trip of a lifetime.

So come down to the site on any of the dates below and you stand a great chance of seeing a Spitfire, Hurricane – or perhaps even both – in the sky over the Memorial. Even the accompanying aircraft – a De Havilland Devon… Read more

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10 Jun 2019

Musical tribute to the men of D-Day

Gleaming Rolls Royces and fantastic tunes created a great backdrop for visitors to the Memorial on Sunday. Even the weather stayed fair as Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians of the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra (KYJO) entertained the crowds at the clifftop site at an event that celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day. […]… Read more

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4 Jun 2019

Memorial Day – it will soon be here!

Organisers, caterers, car parking marshalls, security staff and representatives from the ATC and RAF are meeting at Capel-le-Ferne this morning (4 June) to continue planning for the highlight of the Trust’s year – our annual Memorial Day. This year’s guest of honour will be Air Vice-Marshal A M Turner CB CBE, who is set to […]… Read more

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28 May 2019

New date fixed for eagerly anticipated talk

A new date has been fixed for a Sunday afternoon Wing talk that had to be rescheduled from its original May programming. Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) will provide a unique, in-depth insight into the subject of The RAF and Memorials when she visits The Wing on Sunday 6 October.  A Trustee of […]… Read more

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22 May 2019

Rock and Rolls Royce at our D-Day event

Join us at our D-Day 75th Anniversary event on Sunday 9 June, when we will be welcoming some great musicians and some fabulous cars to a very special free event here at the site . The Memorial site at Capel-le-Ferne will be welcoming the singers of the Folkestone Rock Choir and the talented young musicians […]… Read more

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15 May 2019

Meet our September speaker – on video

One of our future guest speakers features in a video of a recent event held at the University of Worcester. Jim Nicolson, the nephew of James Nicolson, the only Fighter Command pilot to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, shared the platform at the event with Battle of Britain historian Dilip Sarkar MBE, a great […]… Read more

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30 Apr 2019

Tickets selling fast for next Wing event

Our next guest speaker will provide a unique, in-depth insight into the subject of The RAF and Memorials when she visits The Wing on Sunday 12 May. Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd), a Trustee of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, will be sharing knowledge gained after she was given access to national […]… Read more

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26 Apr 2019

Planning begins for Memorial Day

Planning is once again underway for the event that is the highlight in the Trust’s calendar – our annual Memorial Day. This year’s event, which takes place on Sunday 7 July, will mark 25 years since Wing Commander Geoffrey Page – one of the Few and the original driving force behind the National Memorial at […]… Read more

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15 Apr 2019

More Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing

The fascinating series of Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing organised by Trustee Andy Simpson continues on 12 May at 2.30pm, when Wing Commander Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) – a fellow Trustee – will speak on “The RAF and Memorials”. Sophy, who has been granted access to the Royal Archives relating to the RAF […]… Read more

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12 Apr 2019

Celebrity auctioneer helps boost Trust funds

TV personality and long-term supporter of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust Jan Leeming wielded the auctioneer’s hammer to great effect at a fund-raising reception on Thursday (11 April). Jan, who has a particular interest in the members of the Few who flew with the Free French, helped the event raise several thousand pounds in […]… Read more

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